Hotel Villa Moderna
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... t park you have to carry it for miles.
We also climbed up to the top of the hill to the old village and spent a few pleasant hours there, but there wasn't a lot to see or do, apart from enjoy the magnificent view, and have a quiet drink while we just perused the passing throng with their spoiled little dogs in their arms...
... furniture being moved. But our good day was to come to an end in St Stefan. We stood on the platform to catch our next train oblivious to the cruel fate awaiting us. The train came and on we climbed. A few minutes later Christine whispered: "we're going the wrong way!" Sure enough, we were headed back to, Parma! Yikes! We scrambled to get off at the next station, only a few minutes later. Christine ran ahead to read the schedule and ...
This was a lazy day. Mid-morning we headed out to walk the the other side of the river. Most of the walk was through the Ducal Gardens and a surrounding residential neighbourhood. The Ducal Gardens are sadly neglected. The grass was unkempt, most of the statutes were missing body parts and the fish pond was quite scummy. The Ducal palace is now used as offices for the army. The Duke would not have been pleased. We visited yet another ...
... I could eat 6 times a day! As lunch finished, I realized that this was the restaurant we have reservations for this evening. What a lucky coincidence. We are looking forward to what I am sure will be a delicious dinner. But we did more than just eat today. We visited the Cathedral with its gorgeous frescoes covering practically 100% of the walls and ceilings, the Baptistry which is reminiscent of the ones in Pisa ...
... but was fall apart tender and delicious. I had tuna rolled in crisp filo with just s touch of wasabi and candied tomatoes. Heaven! Then a sampling of 3ages of Parmesan cheese. A basil sorbet to cleanse the palate. Finally, I had a glass of Muscat and Brian had a pear in custard dessert. And of course, a bottle of wine. The pace was wonderfully slow...we were there for 3 hours but it seemed to be just about right. It is 10:30 the next morning and I am still full and ...